I feel like I've gone "pretty fast" on my Ducati 749, but it's nowhere even close to what Bill Warmer of Wimauma, Fla. recently did on his turbo-charged Suzuki. He hit 311.945 Mph (that's 502 Kmh), which is damn fast.

"Today here at Loring we came to do some racing," said Warner.

"We were lucky enough to get a clean pass early this morning. The wind was down. We became the first motorcycle to go over 300 miles per hour."

What was it like at 300 miles per hour?

"In this situation it was very calm," Warner replied. "I progressed my speeds up from 180 all the way up to that speed over the past few years, so it was not a traumatic thing to do. The big part of it, after the speed happens, is trying to stop the bike. Here at Loring Air Force Base, there is a mile shutdown to slow the vehicles down and I used every bit of it. The bike was bouncing, hopping, skipping and sliding. Needless to say, I got it stopped safely. It was a little scary."

source: http://esr.cc/p4WsJ4

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  • nick303
  • 2011-07-22T08:14:00-04:00

Here's the onboard footage, which is much better than the first video! http://esr.cc/phTcpK

 
  • marina
  • 2011-07-21T12:05:33-04:00

Incredible! First, I love how he has a guy push him off the start! Then just before you hear the world record was achieved the guy on the radio says "I see no sign of him".